AhlulBayt News Agency

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11 January 2024

8:29:00 AM

Grand Ayatollah Noori Hamedani’s message to unveiling ceremony of proceedings of Int’l Conference of AbuTalib (a.s.)

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Noori Hamedani, one of the sources of emulation, issued a message to the unveiling ceremony of the collection of proceedings of the International Conference of AbuTalib (a.s.), the Supporter of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h).

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Grand Ayatollah Hossein Noori Hamedani, one of the sources of emulation, issued a message to the unveiling ceremony of the collection of proceedings of the “International Conference of AbuTalib (a.s.), the Supporter of the Great Prophet (p.b.u.h)” which was held on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

The message is as follows:

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds, and may blessings and peace be upon our Master and Prophet, Abu Al-Qasim, the Al-Mustafa, Muhammad, and upon his Infallible and Immaculate family, especially the remnant of God on earth, Imam Mahdi (a.s.).

Regarding AbuTalib (a.s.), many issues have been mentioned in history, which should be considered in different dimensions. This precious work of your dear ones and collecting the works and articles and researching, reviewing, and compiling them into a multi-volume collection is very auspicious.

AbuTalib (a.s.) is a person whose life is full of honor, and in addition to Shiite scholars, he is also interested by Sunnis. Regarding the history of AbuTalib and his respected father, Ibn Abi al-Hadid says that those dignitaries were the elders of the Quraysh, the Amir, and the Lord of Mecca, and they used to accept and welcome the emigrants and travelers in the city. AbuTalib was born about thirty-five years before the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h). In the books, there are significant discussions about his birth and naming. He later became one of the powerful and influential men of Quraysh, and after the birth of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h), he became very fond of him.

In Tabaqat al-Kubra, Muhammad bin Saad writes, “The interest was such that AbuTalib’s declaration of friendship to the Prophet (p.b.u.h) was more than his declaration of love for his own children.” He kept the Prophet (p.b.u.h) by his side everywhere. In this regard, the late Allameh Amini and the late Allameh Majlesi said that AbuTalib (a.s.) assigned Ali (a.s.) and his brothers to protect the Prophet (p.b.u.h).

Such a figure has been hated by some fanatics so that they talk about AbuTalib’s disbelief! In his book Bihar al-Anwar, Allameh Majlesi has dedicated about 150 pages and about 90 hadiths from Shiite and Sunni about the faith of AbuTalib. Allameh Amini has also dedicated about a hundred pages to answer the fanatics in volumes seven and eight of his book Al-Ghadir. He has responded to these haters, most of whom adhere to an unreliable hadith from Mughira bin Shu’ba, who was an enemy of AhlulBayt (a.s.).

Also, Haider Qoli Kabuli, known as Sardar Kabuli, has mentioned valuable things in the description of the Lamia Ode by AbuTalib. One of the books that needs attention is the book by Sunni scholar, Al-Sayyid Muhammad bin Rasool al-Barzanji. At the end of his book (سداد الدين و سداد الدين في إثبات النجاة و الدرجات للوالدین), he mentioned important things about AbuTalib’s faith and disbelief, which later became an independent book (بغیة الطالب فی نجاة ابی طالب). Others have also promoted this book in this regard.

In any case, the work is crucial, and this figure must be saved from oppression, and the accusations leveled against him must be answered. This significant work of yours will be very effective. I heard an institution has been established in Qom to research and publish about AbuTalib (a.s.), which is good tidings and auspicious action.

There is a lot to say about AbuTalib, but there is no time to say it. I hope that in the published books which include the proceedings and articles of the conference, all its dimensions have been addressed. God willing, respected researchers and honorable scholars will take steps regarding other dignitaries of Islamic and Shiite history, answer the doubts, and criticize them in a scientific and scholarly atmosphere, and shed light on the truths of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) teachings.

Here, I consider it necessary to express my gratitude to all the dear ones who have taken steps and diligently worked to achieve this great work, especially the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, particularly its respected and hardworking Secretary General.

I wish success to all of you from Almighty God.

Hossein Noori Hamedani

January 10, 2024

It is worth mentioning that the message of Grand Ayatollah Noori Hamedani was read by Hojat al-Islam Jafari, the head of the Fundamental Studies Section of the Scientific and Cultural Department of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly.

On March 9, 2021, at the same time as the demise anniversary of AbuTalib (a.s.), the international conference of AbuTalib (a.s.), attended by scholars and intellectuals from Iran and different countries, was held by the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly to commemorate the noble uncle of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) and the father of Imam Ali (a.s.), with a video message of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi.


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